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Multiple protocol support in getnameinfo API

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Jun-ichiro Itoh
Last updated 2004-12-21
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IPv6 basic API [Gilligan, 2003] defines protocol-independent API for address-to-string conversion, i.e. getnameinfo(3). Current specification, however, assumes that there are two transport-layer protocols - TCP (SOCK_STREAM) and UDP (SOCK_DGRAM), specifically in port number-to-service name conversion. The assumption prohibits getnameinfo(3) from supporting other transport-layer protocols, such as SCTP or DCCP. This document proposes a backward-compatible update to getnameinfo(3) specification to allow the use of other transport-layer protocol in port number-to-service name conversion. This document does not define any new (wire-level) protocol.


Jun-ichiro Itoh

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